Co-designing the science we need for the Ocean Decade

The first webinar in the Ocean Decade virtual series highlighted the importance of building trust – and the need for appropriate funding and incentive structures – to develop the co-designed ocean research required for sustainable development.

What does co-designed, solution-oriented research mean in the context of the Ocean Decade? And how can we foster co-design co-production and co-delivery in ocean research during the Ocean Decade?

These were the guiding questions for a recent webinar convened by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO in partnership with the International Science Council. The webinar brought together experts in trans- and inter-disciplinary research for a wide-ranging discussion drawing on lessons learned from existing research, and looking ahead to how the Decade will promote and facilitate research that is co-delivered and co-designed.

Watch the recording:

You can access slides from the meeting in the report on the IOC website.

The Ocean Decade Virtual Series contains interactive online dialogues which aim to mobilize the global ocean community and foster transformative partnerships and innovative solution-oriented actions for the Ocean Decade. The second virtual dialogue, which took place on 5 October, focused on the Ocean and Human Health – find out more about the series and access all the recordings on the Ocean Decade website.


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